Indian Institute of Technology

Indian Institute of Technology - IIT Kanpur - Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh)

Established Date - 1959   |   Accredited By - AICTE  
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About Indian Institute of Technology - IIT Kanpur

IIT Kanpur is reputed all over the world for its innovative academic programmes stressing science-based engineering education. Since its inception in 1960, the Institute is engaged in carrying out original research of significance and technology development at the cutting edge. It offers students an exciting academic experience with opportunities to pursue interdisciplinary programmes and collaborative research within the Institute as well as through various exchange programmes with institutes across the world.  In addition, a vibrant array of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities provides students with a holistic educational experience that enables our student to succeed in a wide range of professions after graduation.  


The time spent at IITK makes a student go from being a good learner to being a good thinker and researcher in the student's field of choice. Even undergraduate research at IITK has won the institute many laurels. Innovation is an integral part of teaching at IITK. While the curriculum represents the institute's vision for the course, the teaching methods are the choice of the individual teachers and reflect their vision. There is freedom for the faculty to experiment in the teaching.


IITK offers a liberal undergraduate education, where knowledge of science and technology is part of a broader knowledge platform. A student has the choice of opting for more than 50% of courses outside of the student's chosen department. Of these a student can opt for more than 25% of courses that are in fields such as management and humanities. 

The student is therefore free to develop a wide knowledge base encompassing many disciplines. IITK recognizes an undergraduate degree as the start of a student's higher education learning and encourages the student to explore so that the student can know what to do next.

Why join IIT Kanpur

Student Centric Teaching

At IITK teachers engage with the class. It is not a one way communication. Each student in the class is important to the faculty. The faculty is very approachable. No fear or awe is expected from the students. The classroom atmosphere while being focused on learning is student friendly.

Teaching That Builds Critical Thinking Abilities

The education at IITK encourages critical thinking. That is why IITK encourages curiosity based learning. Often teachers will ask questions aimed at making the student think. Such introspection helps the student make connections and start to see the bigger picture.

IITK Offers an Inspiring Learning Environment

The teaching at IITK inspires students to push their personal boundaries. Courses are taught in depth and with background to help students grasp concepts firmly. There is often optional content that challenges and motivates students. This takes them to the frontiers of research in the area. 

The time spent at IITK makes a student go from being a good learner to being a good thinker and researcher in the student's field of choice. Even undergraduate research at IITK has won the institute many laurels.

Innovative Teaching

Innovation is an integral part of teaching at IITK. While the curriculum represents the institute's vision for the course, the teaching methods are the choice of the individual teachers and reflect their vision. There is freedom for the faculty to experiment in the teaching. 

The faculty enjoy this freedom and use it to impart indepth knowledge to the students. An example of innovative teaching is quasi open time exams where the emphasis is on how deep is your understanding of the subject and neither on how quickly you can recall it nor on how well you can reproduce the lecture notes in the exam.

Undergraduate Education

IITK offers a liberal undergraduate education, where knowledge of science and technology is part of a broader knowledge platform. A student has the choice of opting for more than 50% of courses outside of the student's chosen department. Of these a student can opt for more than 25% of courses that are in fields such as management and humanities. 

The student is therefore free to develop a wide knowledge base encompassing many disciplines. IITK recognizes an undergraduate degree as the start of a student's higher education learning and encourages the student to explore so that the student can know what to do next. 

In its undergraduate education IITK has removed the artificial split between the two science streams of Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (PCM) and Physics, Chemistry & Biology (PCB). This has been done by introducing life sciences courses for engineering students. This better meets the needs of society since greater interaction between the two streams is required to deliver the next generation of inventions and discoveries.

Postgraduate Education

IITK has world class facilities and performs research at the highest levels so a student is able to work and learn with some of the best people in the world in their area. 

IITK hosts conferences and seminars throughout the year. There are a lot of visitors making it a vibrant research environment 

There is great interdisciplinary interaction at IITK since disciplinary boundaries no longer confine knowledge creation. The halls of residence are interdisciplinary. 

The opportunity to teach some of the best students in the world, as a Teaching Assistant (TA), helps a researcher to grow.

The postgraduate programmes that cover science, engineering, humanities and management create a highly diverse atmosphere conducive to interdisciplinary interaction.

IITK offers travel support to PhD students for academic purposes, including, on merit, support for presenting research papers in international conferences held abroad.

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Math Lab
Math Lab
Acad. Zone
Acad. Zone
A/C
A/C
AV Lab
AV Lab
Audi
Audi
ATM
ATM
Boys Hostel
Boys Hostel
Canteen
Canteen

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Awards & Rankings

All-India rank 5 in engineering my Ministry of Human Resource Development Career Awards Fulkerson Prize Goedel Prize Humboldt Research Award TWAS Prize Padma Shri Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Infosys Prize National J C Bose Fellowship Other Awards Young Faculty Award Scopus Young ...

Contact Details of IIT Kanpur

Kalyanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh 208016, India
registrar@iitk.ac.in
http://www.iitk.ac.in